Elected on the slogan "Had Enough," that 80th Congress reflected the views of the American people who had had enough of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The voters rose up and called for an end to the big-spending, big-government, pro-socialist years of FDR’s four-term regime. Since we’ve also had enough of Barack Obama, it’s instructive for the current generation to learn how decisively the 1946 Republican winners responded to the challenge thrust upon them. Under the leadership of Senator Robert A. Taft, that Congress made the greatest legislative record of any Congress in the 20th century – it reduced taxes, balanced the budget, and even reduced the national debt. They scaled back the federal government, which had bulked up to fight World War II, and passed good laws over President Harry Truman’s vetoes.
The positive leadership exercised by that 80th Congress encouraged the start of a new grassroots movement. Average Americans formed study groups in private homes to read the hearings and reports of House and Senate committees that were investigating Communists in government. Today, we’re looking for the new Congress to do likewise about reducing taxes and spending, and to use aggressive televised congressional investigations to educate the public about Obama’s unconstitutional and illegal acts, especially his executive amnesty for illegal aliens.
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